EP day 1: Pacing and complex devices


Monday 5 March 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Cardiology Section


CPD - Applied for

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about this event


  • Understand the basic principles of pacing including electrical parameters and the engineering involved 
  • Understanding challenging cases 
  • Understand pacemaker lead characteristics 
  • Understand the implantation procedure and the cardiac and thoracic anatomy for pacemakers, ICDs and CRT

The syllabus covers basic principles, venous anatomy, patient, device and pacing site selection, lead characteristics, guidelines and pacing trials, procedure, programming and troubleshooting, medico legal and driving. employment issues, programming and
troubleshooting, extraction and wound management 


Advanced registration is advised for this meeting. Lunch is only provided to those who have registered in advance of the day, please be aware food purchased outside of the RSM cannot be eaten on the premises. 

Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here. Programme subject to change. 



8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Zachary Whinnett, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital

Session one

9.10 am

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators: indications, S-ICD, transvenous- ICD’s

Dr Paul Scott, Consultant Cardiologist, King’s College Hospital NHS foundation trust

9.50 am

Bradycardia pacing: Fundamentals part 1 - indications, review of guidelines and trial data

Dr Afzal Sohaib, Electrophysiology and Devices Fellow, Harefield Hospital

10.30 am

Bradycardia Pacing: Fundamentals part 2 - pacing modes, basic timing cycles, pacing sites, lead characteristics

Dr Ian Wright, Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Hammersmith Hospital

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.25 am

Pacemaker implantation techniques

Dr Paul Foley, Consultant Cardiologist, Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust

12.10 pm

Pacing therapy for heart failure

Dr Zachary Whinnett, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital

12.40 pm

CRT and ICD assessment of outcomes

Professor Darrel Francis, Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London

1.10 pm


Session two

1.40 pm

ICD programming

Dr Daniel Meese, Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Harefield Hospital

2.20 pm

Panel based review of challenging device traces

All speakers

3.00 pm

Lead extraction: Indications and techniques

Dr Mark Mason, Consultant Cardiologist, Harefield Hospital

3.40 pm

Challenging cases

Dr David Lefroy, Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital

4.20 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Beilul KahsaiTel: 0207 290 3859 Email: cardiology@rsm.ac.uk arrow